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Why All Painted Clocks Point to Eighteen Minutes After Eight. A rentier of the New York Sun recent ly sent a letter to that office asking why it was that evory clock and watch maker who slung an imitation clock or watch outside his shop as a sign had the haudt painted on the face at exactly 18 min utes after 8 o'olook. This was a posei to every clock seller the reporter asked. The signs came to them that way, they H iid. The majority of them had uevei notioed the curious coincidence. Ii ask el where they got their signs paint ed the reply was that they left the ordei with their wholesale dealer and the sign came along. That was all they knew about it. Inquiries among the wholesalers in Murray street and Maiden lane develop ■ ed the curious fact that there is no com petition in the trade of painting clock signs. A man named Groot has a prac tical monopoly of the Chicago market and the territory for hundreds of miles around. In Cincinnati W. H. Smith does the business without competition, and in this city, and for as many miles around as Now York oommands the clock trade, NV. L. Washburn enjoys a laborious but enviable monopoly. This state of affairs is brought about by the wholesale clock and watoh deal ers themselves, who got used to patron ising tbeso three dealers many years ago, and never got enough out of the habit of it to give any other painter the ghost of a show to succeed with an opposition shop. “lint Father Washburn,” said one wholesale dealer, “is father of them all, and of emblematic signs as well. He "as the iirst painter to make a sign em blematic of any business, and he started in way back in '53. Why the big con cerns that make metal signs don’t bother him at all. He gave his ideas to the whole world to copy, and the world got rich. The friends lie made back in the ’50s have stuck to him ever since, and one branch of 1 lie business has stuck so close that no competitor in other branches of sign work ever thinks of getting a clock or watch sign to make, linil ir Inv nlinnna lin /llil Im’rl be s > scared he’d send the customer to Father Washburn.” Mr. Washburn was painting a clock on a big star when the reporter called, he was an old man with a happy face and a white beard. There were olock signs mapped out, half done, and flnish e l, hanging all around, and every bless ed one of them had the hands pointed at is minutes alter 8 o’clock. “The reason all the dummy clock bands point to that hour,” said Mr. Washburn, is because I paint them all and 1 always paint that hour. When I paint d the lirst emblematic sign ever painted as a matter of business, way back in ’58 it was a clock. I don’t know li'ow I put the hands. All I remember about it is that it was for P.T. Barnum’s old concern on Courtlandt street, the Jerome Clock Company, since gone up the spout. I painted the hands any way I chose, up, down, crosswise, or togeth er, as my mood dictated, from that time up to April 14th, 1805. That night the 2«ws was hashed into the city that Lin coln had been shot in Ford’s Theatre. I was working on a sign for Jeweler Adams, who used to keep on Broadway, opposite Stewart's at the time. I was making a great clock to hang outside. Adams came running in while 1 was at work. He was a strong Line In man. He saiil: “ ' Point those hands at the hour Lin coln was shot, that the deed may never be forgotten.’ “Ipainted the hands, therefore, at 18 minim s after 8. Tho idea struck me forcibly and when 1 came to look at the effect l found that it was the most con venient arrangement, since it displayed both tho hands well, and left the top half of tho clock free t> paint in tho name of the clock seller if desired. Bo I threw all my stencils away and made new ones for that hour. I have never varied from the system since, and that's the reason all the olock signs point as they do. Tho Chicago and Cincinnati people ure doing the same thing. They don’t know the story hut they probably were won to my plan by the capability of that particular arrangement for ar tistic display in painting.” Can Cyclones lie Conquered! The damage done in South Washing ton by the miniature cyclone suggest! tho question whether such a home ol American science as this city cannot ' produce an invention for breaking tlit force of these storms. It is true that we may sutler but trilling inconvenience ns compared with many communities in the West and Southwest, but if we could escape even what we do get the deliverance would be appreciated. The difficulty in applying any prevention consists primarily in the suddenness with which the storm conies upon a city, and tho uncertainty, even when one is expected, of the point at which it will make its first stroke, aud the oourse which it will take afterward. But it seems fo be pretty well demonstrated that, such a disturbance does not begin inside of a thickly-settled community. That being the case a city might avert a great deal of damage by bncircling itself, with preventive apparatus, espe cially if it were discovered that ooncus sion, applied promptly on the approach of the storm from without, would break the spiral line in which it moves and re duce its character to that of a simple blow.— Washinijlon Mar. Wild Western Nomenclature. The Okanogan (Washington Territory) Outlook is considerably hurt over the statement made by a traveler that the only persons worth going to see in that vicinity are Wild Goose Bill, Okanogan Smith and Toxas George. Other citi zens of Okanogan mentioned by the Outlook are Shookum the Trapper, Sun rise Jack, Yellowstone .Tim, Buckskin Charlie, Dogskin Bill, Okanogan Bill, Bahly Brown, Tuff Nut George, Baldy Huff, Wild Bill, Wenatchee Bill, and numerous others. Althovoh u sacred insect among the Egyp tians, the bietle receives but little notice in folk-lore. It is unlucky hi England to kill one. t Pain is, in some parts of our own country, Kb',ex parted to follow nuusually knid chirping of g; Wicket* ; V ■HfekSSIgS.' - making railroad maps. A Description of t he Method Now In Use—The Etchings. The method of malting railroad maps is described ns follows: Up to 1870 maps were engraved on stone, copper or steel. The process was slow, tedious and expensive. The plates soon wore out, and maps were costly. About this time the process of muking maps on wax was invented. It revolutionized one kind of map making, and they be came almost as cheap us newspapers, i The mapmuker works in a room the temperature of which cannot go below 90 degs. Few men work at it longer than lour years, though years of appren ticeship are required to make them ex pert. The heat becomes unendurable in the end, and they go into some other employment. Preparatory to making the original plate melted beeswax and some harden ; ing ingredient arc poured on a highly polished metal table. For fine work the wax is ns thin as a pieoe of paper, but I for the coarser k;ml the waxeu sheet is an eighth of an inch thicker. Rough pen and ink drawings of the work to be done are given the operators. They draw the hair lines with sharp-pointed instruments by the aid of straight edges. The dotted lines indicating county or township boundaries are made with lit j tie wheels on whoso narrow edge are cut the peculiarly designed lines. All I crooked lines are made by hand, uud ro . quire an artist’s eye. The names of towns, rivers, countries and the like are impressed iu the wax iu type, letter by letter. Every impression must cut through the wax to the polished steel plate beneath, for the map is made face down. When all the lines and letters are in the wax is placed under a cooler temperature, which hardens it. The wax is then covered with black lead, and the steel plate, with its waxen cast, is suspended in an electrotyping solu tion. The copper in the solution covers the black lead and forms a hard plate, which is called the original. The wax is then pulled off and the printing sur face is tlieu presented. The thin cop I/v" ljo tjuuncu nuu LJ po uictltl, and the plate is ready for use. It is usually preserved, however, for tho mak ing of stereotype plates, from which the actual printing is done. In the preparation of the etching great care is required to keep the wax at the proper temperature, ns a degree too low would make it hard to work, and a degree too high would melt and pro bably destroy it. Often many hundred thousand maps are ordered, and from twenty to forty plates are made from the original. If the maps are small, so many of these plates as can be conveni ently used are placed side by side on the presses, and a sheet of maps is print ed at each impression. The ordinary advertising map is finished when it leaves the press, but the others must go through more bauds before they are ready for use. But this is the smallest part of the map. The unseen work preparation of the original draft ^-re presents the time, labor and money ex pended upon these articles. The me thod of preparing maps for places of learning nnd for the use of those engag ed in selling property is much more elaborate and costly, and this fact will be fully realized when it is stated that a map lately finished in this city, measur j ing sixty-five inches square, was nearly six years under way, and when finished, cost $20,000.—Philadelphia Call. Gave Hint the Worn Coin. Senator Zebulon B. Vanco was onoe employed by the disinherited relatives of a wealthy planter named Johnson, recently deceased, to contest the will. The trial continued for several weeks, and, Mr. Vanco being a man of infinite humor, was chosen to make the closing speech for his side, there being mauy i speeches running through ton or twelve i days. Tho deceased had left his great landed estates and personal properly to I three men, none of whom had auy claim upon him. It was shown in evidence that one of the chief reasons assigned by the dead man for thus bestowing his property was that the throe men were prudent and knew how to take care of their money, while his nephews and nieces, who now contested the will, were extravagrant nnd he was unwilling that n/wmmiilafinnu tal 1/1 lia Ui ilia nilnr. ed. Senator Vance, when he reached this point, upon which the counsel for the heirs named in the will, dwelt at considerable length, poured infinite volume of ridicule upon it, alleging that the woods were full of that kind of peo ple. “I once knew a mau, a good, pious old deacon, that would have been sure of crowding out one of these pots of Mr. Johnson. He lived near to a deep-run ning stream, to which it was his wont to go fishing. One day he fell overboard, a treacherous log spilling him into the river. A laborer in the field saw the old gentleman’s sad plight, and with a courage beyond his station rushed to his rescue, plunging boldly into the swift current, where the deacon, being unable to swim, would have been drowned. The laborer was a small man, while the dea con had the proportions of a London alderman, so that when he finally drag ged the old chap out of the water ho was fairly exhausted. As soon as the deacon had recovered his breath he was profuse in his thanks, and then ran his hand into his pocket, from which he pulled out a brand new quarter whioh he ottered to his rescuer, but, changing his mind, withdrew it, running his hand again in his pooket and drawing out an old, smooth and worn coin of the same de nomination, but upon which there was a slight discount. This he gave, with a deep sigh of relief, to his savior as the price of his life.”—Chicago Timet. German tribes regard stag beetles as diabolic, and all beetles are detested in Ireland, more especially a bronze va riety known as '‘gooldie.” It is also believed that to cee a beetle will bring on a rainstorm the next day. There are said to be no spiders in Ireland, nor will spiders spin their web on an Irish oak or cedar roof. A spider is said to have saved Mohamet from his pursuers by spinning its web across a cave where he sought refuge. The same is said of JDbvid in the cave of Adullam. SrANnnrw, in the sixteentheentury, believed that spldeie iud cated gold when they were found in Abundance. DRI NK ON GINGER. — J Habits of tbe Ginger Drinkers of Georgia—Terrible Results. I _ “A mnn can’t get drunk on ginger, j can he ?” a druggist was asked. “Well, if you could see some of my ; regular ginger drunkards at times you | would think so. Ginger is made from alcohol and ginger root. The root is ground and put into of those funnel shaped percolators, after which the alcohol is poured upon it and soaks through it, dropping into the jar, in the mouth of which is fixed the funnel. This tincture is. as you know, if you’ve ever tasted it, as hot as liquid fire, and ! a teaspoonful is a big dose fov an or dinary man. Une pound of ginger will j make two quarts of tincture, and many prefer it to whisky.” “ How much does a confirmed ginger drinker take a dose!’* "There are one or two men who are regular ginger drinkers that take as much as four ounces at a time, or, to j show you the difference, thirty-two tea spoonfuls. If you or I, or any other ‘ man unaccustomed to drinking ginger, ; should tnke that much at once it would kill us. We would be apt to have con vulsions at first, followed by a eamatose condition, in which state death would come.” "What effect will the drinking of gin ger produce in the long run “it is far more injurious than whisky and will kill a man wiio drinks it regu larly in from two to three years' time. If you should hold a tablespoonful of ginger in your mouth a minute it would blister the inside coating of the mouth, and you can imagine what the effect on the stomach would be grappling with two or three tablespoonsful of gin ger every day.” “Can you tell a ginger drinker from an ordinary man, or, in other words, will the drinking of ginger affeot the personal appearance of a man as whisky does ?” “Whisky drinking makes a man’s face red. Ginger drinking makes it pale, as the ginger draws tho blood away from Liiiuonn 4-/-, ..C i.1. ~ 1’vo watched these ginger drinkers closely, and I’\e studied them a good deal. I’ve learned that a habitual gin ger drinker, like a morphine eater, loses all regard for the truth, and would rather lie than tell the truth. They also become hypochondriacs, and imagine they are affected with every disease un der the sun. jOac day they'll come in with u long face declaring they’ve got cramp cholic and must have ginger. An other day they’ll have heart, disease and will surely die unless they can get gin ger. The next time they have dyspepsia or rheumatism, but no matter what they have they think ginger the sovereign remedy, and nothing else will do them. “The trouble with them is the ginger drinking, for it ruins the digestion, in flames the stomach and throws the whole system into disorder.” “Is there any advantage in buying ginger (” “(linger costs SI a pint, while whisky sells at from fifty cents up. The people who drink it, and they are numerous, both men and women, are for the most part mere physical wrecks who were confirmed drunkards when prohibition came upon us, and their unnatural ap petites must be satislied, so they bought ginger as the next best substitute for whisky. We ship ginger by the barrel to prohibition towns, ns the old topers think it the best substitute for whisky, uud once they got accustomed to it they prefer it to whisky.”—Atlanta Journal. Mexico's Irrigation System. There are but two seasons in Mexico, the wet and the dry All winter long there is not a drop of rain, while in sum mer it pours in torrents, not a day pass- ! iug without a shower. The water courses, that are but dry gulches in winter, becoming roaring torrents in summer. Hut the crops which grow in winter as well, do not suffer; they are watered by irrigating canals. This sys tem of irrigation was introduced hun dreds of years ago, and is a most, wonder ful evidenoe of an early civilization. There are aqueducts of stone and daum at the reservoirs, which bear the markB of ftPO nmYUKfalinttla \ censu fit a bed of a gulcli, or in the course of some stream running all tho year, a strong dam is thrown, and acres und acres of water, caught in the rainy season, are stored for the dry. Taken in irrigating canals or ditches along the hillsides and across tho valleys in aqueducts, the wa ter is conveyed to tho fields. A gate across the ditch is closed and the bank opened; the water runs through the fur rows nnd refreshes tho thirsty orop. When enough has been put in one field, the opening in the canal is closed. The gato is once more opened, that the next field may have its share. This system of irrigation is one of the wonders of the country or of tho world. The waters of a stream, crossed on a bridge a hundred feet high, may be a hundred feet above the oars a few miles ahead, and the wuter seepiug through the soil, darkening the hill-sides down to the track again. With unskilled la bor and with uneducated engineers, a lapse of nature has been supplied and a fertility of soil established, that could not have otherwise been attained._ Prairie Farmer. A Unique Proclamation. The following is a copy of the last Thanksgiving proclamation issued by Governor Semple, of Washington Terri tory: By authority of the established custom of this country, I hereby desig nate the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Pay for the year 1888. I recommend that on that day tM people of Washington Territory do assemble in their places of worship, in their school house and society halls, in their loggers' camps and miners’cabins, on their ships and by the firesides of rich and poor, in the city and country, nnd there give thanks to Almighty God for his infinite gootluess to us and to all men. If any homeless ones be seeu standing by the way-side on that day, I trust that those who are more fortunate will care for them, that they may see the silver lin ing to the clouds and feel the sunshine of kindness for a moment, aud so not despair of human nature. Such breud will return in blessed form to those who cast it upon the waters. % * Ihumor ok the hay. A i^iptly youDg lady—Miss-ile. A German ferment—Sauerkraut. Long winded—Blacksmiths’ bellows. A taking fellow—The photographer. A towering rage—The theatrical high hat. A waterfall knows how to do the cat aract. Coming through the Rye—Brewers’ wealth. The stockbroker does most of his work on shares. The strongest tied in the affairs of men is marriage. The lay of the land is what darkness broods over. — Time. Pardoxical: A man always feels pat out when he is taken in. People think it funny that the gas collector is never suffocated. Your FrlenS Coiamltted Bntelde. Yon never suspected it, none of hie friends dreamed of it, he did not know it himself, but it is exactly what he did, nevertheless. Ho you remember bis sallow complexion? Do you recoil ec™ how be used to complain or head aches and constipation? “I'm getting quit* bilious,” be said to you one day, “bull guess it’ll pass off. I haven’t done anything for it, because I don’t believe in ‘dosing.’ ” fctoon af ter that you beard of his death. It was very sudden, and every one was greatly surprised. If he bad taken Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Purga tive Pellets he would be alive and well to-day. Don’t follow his example. The “Pellets are easy to take, mild in their action, and always sore. _ “The great bridge over the Mississippi at Memphis, Tenn., will have a cantilever span of 770 feet.” Edwin Forrests Secret. The great tragedian, Forrest, had a secret which everybody ought to learn and profit, by. Said he: “1 owe all my success to the fact that everything I have undertaken I have done thoroughly. I never neglected trifles.” That's the pointr—don’t neglect trifles. Don’t neglect that hacking cough, those night-sweats, that feeble and capricious appetite, and the other symptoms, trifling in themselves, but awful in tneir significance. They herald the ap proach of consumption. You are in danger, but you can be saved. Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery will restore you to health and vigor, as it has thousands of others. For all scrofu ous diseases, and consumption is one bf t iiAm if io a anvnruiirn rttmwiv England uses aobout 190,000,000 post cards every year, and the United States aoout 339, 000,000.__ We accidently overheard the following dia logue on the street yesterday: Jone*. Smith, why don't you stop that dis gusting nawking and spitting? Smith. How can I? You know I am a martyr to catarrh. J. Do as I did. I had the disease in its worst form but I am well now. S. What did you do for it? J. I used Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy. It cured me and it will cure you. S. I’ve heard of it, and by Jove I’ll try it. J. Do so. You'll find it at all the drug stores in town. “Among Southern fish stories is one a 300 black bass—that sings in a Baptist choir. Consumption. Scrofula, General Debility, Wasting Diseases of Children, Chronic Coughs and Bronchitis, can be cured by the use of Scott’s Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil with Hypophosphites. Prominent physicians use it and testify to its great vaiue. Please read the following: “I used Scott’s Emulsion for an obstinate Cough writh Hemorrahage, Loss of Appetite, Emaciation, Sleeplessness, &c. All of these have now left, and I believe your Emulsion has saved a case of well developed Consumption.”—J. T. Findley, M. D., Lone Star, Texas. Catarrh Cured. A clergyman, after years of suffering from that loathsome disease. 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While the primary design of the almanac is to advertise Dr. Ayer's Standard Medicine**—Sarsaparilla, Cherry Pectoral, Pills, Hair Vigor, and Ague Cure—it commends itself to every reader by reason of the full ness and accuracy of its astro nomical and other valuable Information as well as by its funny items which show that jokes can be spicy without being vulgar. All the druggists are supplied with Ayer's Almanacs, in their familiar form, and are happy to give them to customers. The issue this year will probably not fall much short of fourteen mill ion copies.—The WUHng Hand. Conventional •• Monon ’* Raaolatloaa. Whereat, The Monon Route (1*. N. 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